The ECRC provides resources to assist you with determining which positions you may be eligible for, based upon your work visa status. When viewing job postings in Engineering Careers or the list of companies attending a career fair, pay attention to the question stating ‘Are you willing to sponsor selected candidates for work authorization’.
The employer’s response to this field indicates whether the company can provide sponsorship for work authorization.
During the application process, some employers prefer to ask questions similar to the following of all candidates (not just those who are foreign nationals) to determine up front if the individuals will require visa sponsorship for employment.
- Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
- Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment?
If you have questions about how you should respond to these questions, please read the “Work Eligibility Questions During the Application Process” document within Engineering Careers, by Symplicity under the Shortcuts >> Resource Library.
The ECRC also encourages students to consult with The International Center for any questions regarding their work authorization status.
Students may also find it helpful to view the ‘U.S. Job Search for International Students’ workshop, co-presented by the ECRC and The International Center.